American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A recording on an optical disk, especially of a movie, that can be played on a television. See Usage Note at compact disk.
- n. a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set
- Originally a German trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Samsung in the past has hedged its bets on video technology, offering, for instance, videodisc machines that played both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats.”
“MCA DiscoVision Inc. was a division of entertainment giant MCA, established in 1969 to develop and sell an optical videodisc system.”
“But who has a videodisc player that still works anymore?”
“They have been working for almost a year on a digital videodisc intended to provide content along with Web browsing for television sets, and he wants to review their progress before leaving for Japan, where he will meet with such potential partners as Toshiba.”
“Early adopters of electronic storage now find that their data is stuck on obsolete formats — the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. has a whole bunch of photographs stored on videodisc, that ill-fated 1980s-era forerunner of the DVD, for example.”
“Home-entertainment revenue jumped, with such videodisc releases as "Good Luck Chuck" and "3: 10 To Yuma.”
“Toshiba's expansion plan shows its willingness to maintain its competitiveness after it pulled out of the race to market the next-generation digital videodisc.”
“Last week, a videodisc began circulating that reportedly shows the president chatting with one of the country's leading clerics, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.”
“As early as 1984 I can remember working on a highly-innovative, game-based videodisc for pharmaceutical reps, that used all sorts of fab video effects including a nevigatable 3D mock-up of a hospital, that won an industry award, appeared on the BBC, but which was hopelessly off-beam in terms of its application.”
“SelectaVision is the name of a videodisc system that RCA introduced almost a quarter of a century ago.”
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